Feadship has successfully completed the final handover of the 57-metre Halo to a delighted owner. This pure custom motoryacht is now speeding away from the cool late-autumn weather in the Netherlands and heading across the Atlantic where the owner will enjoy a maiden cruise in much warmer climes.
Halo was officially launched in her owner’s presence at the Feadship Kaag yard, exactly on schedule in mid-August. This followed a record-breaking outfitting time of just 33 months, which would have stretched the organisational capacity of any yard other than Feadship. Ultimately, Feadship’s engineers and craftsmen proved the yard’s unrivalled capacity to smoothly meet an exacting brief on time.
The short project completion time is also a testimony to the excellent cooperation with Edmiston & Company, Edmiston Yacht Management, the interior design team from Bernardi Peschard and the exterior designers from Eidsgaard Design.
Put through her paces
Over the past two months, Halo has been going through the unprecedented sea trial regime to which every Feadship is subjected prior to final delivery. Having easily coped with everything the North Sea could throw at her, this latest member of the Feadship fleet has now embarked on an exciting cruise and itinerary.
The owner, who is very pleased with the outcome, is looking forward to enjoying bespoke features such as the fully integrated Apple TV platform, which perfectly mirrors that found in the owner’s house. Other highlights include a sun deck of unprecedented size for a 57-metre motoryacht, with an innovative carbon fibre sun awning built into the canopy, which is electrically extended and retracted.
Source of admiration
Since the launch of Halo, her radical exterior styling – created by Eidsgaard Design in close cooperation with the owner – has received a great deal of praise from the media and Feadship fans alike. All are impressed by the huge silver metallic arches that run from the bridge coaming and up and aft over the sun deck. The first-time deployment of a warm grey Awlgrip Mocca livery on parts of the exterior has also been a source of considerable interest.
With a cruising speed of 16 knots and a range of 5000 nautical miles, Halo has been specifically designed for world cruising. Her journey – and that of her owner – can now begin in earnest.